October 18, 2009

Where it all Began!

On Saturday morning I decided what I needed to do was to visit the shop where I rescued Wooley at about 2 or 3 months old. Yes, a SHOP {I know} HOWEVER he had been abandoned there, and was even being segregated (poor thing) from the shop bunnies because the owner told me that they didn't know if he was healthy due to him being abandoned at the front door.   (far reaching?!)  I had been in the pet store to purchase food for my other bunny, which I only had for a month at that time. There he was, the future Tealle Wooley, sitting in an open 'tank' alone and frightened; And who puts an angora in shavings?! So naturally his beautiful wool was a mess. Those big blue eyes won my heart and 2-weeks later, I was back to pick him up!

So, my entire little family and I took a trip to Wooley's "birthplace" in Newport Beach, at the Fashion Island Shoping Center.  Of course, the pet store was completely re-done and under new ownership.  But its amazing how cathartic it was to visit anyway. 

We had a great lunch at Canaletto Italian Restaurant, with Lyonn and Madelaine sitting discretely in their Sherpa carrier (until the waitress asked what I had, and was promptly enamoured with them!)

beet salad yum                                                                                                          Ed's eggplant pasta

Fashion Island is my absolute favorite place to shop locally.  8-years ago I had a townhome in the area so that was my weekly shopping trip.  I remember what fun it was going to the Bloomies grand opening! They also have the best Christmas tree lighting event, with a huge tree flown in from Seattle (not too environmentally correct I know!) Now, and even though its still only a 15 minute drive from my office on the "toll road", I only have the time to visit about once every six months or so.

This is the outfit I tried to duplicate today: I wore a Theroy sweater, Classiques (Nordstom) shrunken Jacket and Court Jeans.

This is an outdoor shopping center and the weather was lovely for walking around. I had to stop in Anthropologie. The assistant manager gave an invitation to the bunnies that they could visit anytime !  So many cute fall items. I am in love with this cape:  (XS is already sold out).

This jacket:

This dress:

And of course there adorable coffee table books, sweaters, hats....my wishlist is quite long!

The plan was see Coco Before Chanel, but the theater was further north than we had thought, so we missed the movie.  Instead we went to Britta's Cafe in Irvine for a delicous dinner.  Their food is delicious and when Edgar worked in the area also, we would often have dinner there.  Now it is quite far for him to drive for dinner so it was really a treat to go there.

We were the only people dining on the patio since it was so early, Edgar couldn't help but take the bunnies out of their carrier!

Ed scolding Madelaine for eating all of the lettuce she was supposed to share with Lyonn

hhhmmmm, what shall we have?


Miss Mustard Seed said...

I love the outfit you replicated. So cute! I really like the layered look. Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower!

Susu Paris Chic said...

You look so radiant when posing with your beloved bunnies. They really make you glow and I can see the love you have for them. I like the idea of showing the inspiration for your outfit. The shade of smoky blue-gray looks good on you:)

the NEO-traditionalist said...

I just die every time I see your fluffly, adorable bunnies! Glad you had a nice return visit to the rescue location! You're such a wonderful pet owner : )
XX Kate

Suburban Princess said...

What a great way to spend the day!

Thanks for the tip about Marshalls...we dont have those here :O( But I will be in NY in a few weeks so I will see if there is one there. Unless you want to grab me some and I will pay you for them!

I am going to check the container store website for the scarf hanger thing you mentioned....I will see if there is something similar here.
Thanks bunches!

Bunny, The Paris House said...

Many blessings to you and your beautiful family...you are all so lucky to have each other. You look so beautiful in the photos, just radiant!!
Have a lovely day

My Owl Barn said...

Your bunnies are so cute. Love Madelaine's big eyes. Thanks for visiting my blog and a nice comment :)

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OHHHH I love this post!!!! Your bunnies are so gorgeous!! And I love Edgar, what a doll!! He us so cute with the bunnies! Your beautiful Sheri!! I love that we are both little redheads, lol! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Anthropologie!!!!!! I could live in that store, lol!!
Love ya sweetie and hope you are doing okay (((HUGS)))


Fantastic bunnies!